Movie night at home? What can be better than pizza and wine, watching the latest release? Not much.
Now what wine should one choose to pair with their pizza. Well in days gone by you couldn’t go wrong with pizza and Chianti, Sangiovese or Barbera. The slight acidic nature of these wines would cut through the tomato sauce very well.
But, these days it seems everything but the kitchen sink is used on pizza, so pairing with an appropriate wine can be tough. So, think about the major taste on the pizza and go with that.
For a simple cheese pizza and mushroom pizza the earthy nature of Pinot noir is a good match. Malbec is a great companion to pizzas with salty toppings, and pork. BBQ chicken? Try a Syrah/Shiraz to match up with the fruity nature of the sauce. Spicy toppings, such as pepperoni call for a full-on Zinfandel. For the vegetarian pizza, go with a European style wine such as a French Cabernet Sauvignon, Vieux Chateau-du-roi or Grenache Syrah Mourvedre. If it is Ham and Pineapple you enjoy, the fruitiness of a un-oaked Chardonnay is a good pairing. A Pyrogy pizza? Your on your own on that one!